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Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018

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This weekend

VERMILION RIVER FALL FESTIVAL AND FARMERS MARKET

Producer prices dip 0.1% in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell unexpectedly last month for the first time since February 2017, pulled down by falling prices for transportation and warehousing services. The drop suggests that inflationary pressures may be easing despite the strength of the U.S. economy.

Focus of Champaign council's talks on 'The Yards': Who'll pay for what?

CHAMPAIGN — An expansion of the Illinois Terminal. A potential Division I hockey team. Another downtown hotel. Conferences. Residential properties. Induced development.

All were talking points at the first of three study sessions Tuesday night regarding a proposed hockey arena, hotel and residential building called The Yards in the southern area of downtown Champaign.

Ikea looking to turn Connecticut office building into hotel

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A brutalist-style structure that was designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer and has sat vacant along Interstate 95 for over a decade may soon see new life as a hotel.

Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea, which owns the property, is seeking approval from New Haven's City Plan Commission to repurpose the building as a 165-room hotel.

Second try at auction of Urbana's Landmark Hotel starts today

Hear from Mayor Diane Marlin Tuesday at 4:20 on WDWS.

URBANA — With an auction set to begin today for the Landmark Hotel, officials are hoping the sequel's a bigger hit than the original.

At many malls, anchors are going away

CHAMPAIGN — As a former Bergner's manager, Michael Ujcich saw firsthand some of the blunders that led to demise of the retailer and its parent company, Bon-Ton Stores.

Once a store with plentiful sales help, the Champaign Bergner's employed fewer people over the years, he recalled. The company was also late to offer an online shopping option.

Buyer ensures Clark Bars will return to store shelves

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh's iconic hometown candy bar is returning to Pennsylvania.

Boyer Candy Co. in Altoona on Thursday bought the rights, recipes and equipment for the Clark Bar from an unidentified seller.

Amazon orders 20,000 vans to build delivery fleet

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018

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This weekend

CAF AIRPOWER HISTORY TOUR

Days after local store closed, Bergner's hinting at a comeback

CHAMPAIGN — Less than a week after Bergner's thanked its loyal shoppers and staff on Facebook for a great final summer, its website is hinting the retailer is poised for a comeback.

What that might mean for the now-shuttered 154,000-square-foot Bergner's space at Market Place Shopping Center — and all the other Bergner's locations that closed with it on Aug. 29 — is hard to say.